#Nextchat: Building Effective Workplaces

Workplace Flexibility.  You know you need it in your organization, but you don’t know where to start.  Meanwhile, you’re losing talent to organizations that already have it.

In order to attract and retain the best talent, there is no better time to create an effective and flexible culture in your organization.

Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy – and workplace culture initiative -- to retain and leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce. 

You might be convinced of the value of workplace flexibility, but how can you make it work in your organization?

How do you build the business case for workflex, including the strategies necessary to sell it to senior leaders? How can you assess and analyze appropriate workflex solutions? How can you develop a comprehensive workflex strategy and policy – track performance and report success?

This week’s #Nextchat provides a sneak peek into some of the valuable information that will be shared at the 2013 SHRM Workflex Conference.

Please join @weknownext at 3 p.m. ET on September 4 for #Nextchat with special guest Kyra Cavanaugh (@lifemeetswork), president, Life Meets Work. Kyra will be speaking this year at SHRM’s Workflex Conference.  We’ll chat about the keys to building and launching an effective and sustainable workflex strategy and program in your organization.

Q1. What methods have you used to build the business case for workflex in your organization?

Q2. Do front-line managers need training in order to embrace workflex?

Q3. What are some of the myth’s often held by mid-level managers regarding workflex?

Q4. How did you overcome organizational and/or executive level resistance to workflex?

Q5. What challenges (technology, legal or performance) have you encountered in building or implementing a workflex program?

Q6. Are recent steps by some employers to cut workflex, including things such as telecommuting, wise moves?

Q7. Why are effective change management and strong leadership necessary for a successful workflex program?

Q8. What were some important lessons you learned when building and implementing a workflex program?



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